August 7, 2017

For Immediate Release

For Immediate release: 

Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline (SNYFGP) the People of Albany United for Sustainable Energy (PAUSE/ and theSierra Club Hudson-Mohawk Group are organizing the largest indoor/outdoor Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Fair ever held in the Capital Region. The Fair will occur on Saturday, October 28 from 10 - 4 pm at Doane Stuart School199 Washington Ave. Rensselaer, NY.

Building off its success last year, the 2017 Renewable Energy will expand to include a Bike Expo and exhibits about how we can break free from fossil fuel dependency and live sustainably. 
There will be a 2017 Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Fair organizational meeting on August 9 at 6:30 pm at the Citizen Action office 94 Central Avenue in Albany, NY for anyone wishing to help come up with new ideas for this year's Fair and help us organize the Fair.

SNYFGP, PAUSE and the SIERRA CLUB are seeking exhibitors and displays for residential, commercial or community solar, wind and geothermal energy, insulation and other energy efficiency products and services. Earth-friendly and sustainably sourced products and crafts are desired too, as are cycling and energy-related vendors. To register for this Fair, go to: events/2017-renewable-energy-fair/

The sponsors expect to have at least forty exhibitors, both for profit and non-profit, along with Fair door prizes, and special offers for attendees. Food and drink will also be available. Admission and parking are free.

Some of the exhibits the sponsors anticipate include electric vehicles you can ride in... a solar boat... cell phone chargers powered by the sun... solar heat pumps... NYS climate change info… a color printout of actual property wind production... ways to pay electric bills via renewable energy... a workshop about investing in green energy funds... information on conservation, sustainability and how to lower your carbon footprint... details about a SUNY Renewable Energy Degree Program... and more!

There will also be a children's "Break Free From Fossil Fuels" Project Fair, a tour of Doane Stuart's gorgeous "green roof", exhibits on composting, hydro-farming and permaculture, sustainably sourced products and crafts, educational exhibits and storytelling.

Expect some surprises too- who mentioned alpacas?

Once again, to register for this Fair, go to: events/2017-renewable-energy-f air/. The charge for an exhibitor is $125 per table and $20 for a table for non-profits. Applicants should apply and pay by October 1.

Fair sponsors will be acknowledged in the Fair Program Booklet that will be given to attendees and to the public afterwards. This booklet will have links to many renewable energy and environmentally friendly resources.

Sponsors will be acknowledged in SNYFGP, PAUSE and SIERRA CLUB public communications, the Renewable Energy Fair Facebook Event Page, the SNYFGP, PAUSE and SIERRA CLUB Hudson-Mohawk Group Facebook and web pages.

In addition, if one wishes to assist the sponsors by selling booklet advertisements, posting flyers, handing out flyers, planting lawn signs and/or working on the day of the Fair, contact Bob Connors or Becky Meier at: 518-781-4686, or Tina Lieberman at:

There will be a 2017 Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Fair organizational meeting on August 9 at 6:30 pm at the Citizen Action office 94 Central Avenue in Albany, NY for anyone wishing to help come up with new ideas for this year's Fair and help us organize the Fair.

Donations may be made at this website: and can also be sent to SNYFGP c/o 1409 County Rte 5 Canaan, NY 12029.

Bob Connors & Becky Meier are the co-founders of Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline. Tina Lieberman is a member of PAUSEand Education Chair of the Hudson-Mohawk Sierra Club Group. They are available for in-person or phone interviews, photographs, etc.

Submitted by,

Bob Connors & Becky Meier, co-founders

Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline

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